International coffee exhibition attracts over 80 brands

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 18:51

A booth at the Coffee Expo Vietnam in HCM City last year. The exhibition this year will be held from October 31 to November 2 at the SECC in District 7. — VNS Photo Courtesy of organisers

A wide range of tea and coffee products and machinery, equipment, and materials to make coffee, other beverages and sweet foods will be on display at the 2019 Coffee Expo Vietnam in HCM City next week.

The Coffee Expo Vietnam will feature 80 brands from eight countries and territories, including Nescafe, Vinacafe, King Coffee, Phat Thanh, Mercon, La Viet, Shin Coffee, and leading suppliers of tools, machines and dispensing equipment like Victoria Arduino, Melitta, Rancilio, Gagia, Vocanol, JBU, and Sieuthicaphe.

Premium brands in the raw materials industry such as Foodclub, Annam Professional, Dotea, Vovos, and Tan Nhat Huong will also be present at the exhibition.

There will also be several concurrent events like the Vietnam Super Barista contest, the International Coffee Roast Master Championship and training sessions for baristas and people working for coffee shops, bakeries, restaurants, and hotels.

At this year’s Vietnam Super Barista Contest, contestants will compete for prizes of nearly VND200 million (US$8,665) and the champion will be sponsored by Coex Vietnam to participate in the 2020 World Super Barista Championship in Seoul, Korea.

The second International Coffee Roast Master Championship aims to select the most elite roaster in Viet Nam to attend the World Roast Master Tournament in Bangkok next March.

Organised by Coex Vietnam, the Viet Nam Coffee and Cocoa Association and Vinexad, the annual expo will showcase sources of high-quality materials and provide a platform for domestic and foreign companies to network and explore business opportunities.

To be held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre from October 31 to November 2, the event is expected to attract more than 30,000 visitors from Viet Nam and neighbouring countries. — VNS

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